Virtual Screening Room

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The CoVID-19 global pandemic has forced us to get creative.  The Nickelodeon Theatre, in partnership with independent distributors, now bring you Virtual Screening Rooms!  Enjoy all the indie films you miss from your home.  We will bring you new and exciting indie and foreign films that are not currently available on any VOD platform, so the same price as your regular movie ticket.  This is an exciting adaptation to our theatrical experience, and an important was for the Nick to continue generating some income during these difficult times (yup, we get a cut of your ticket).

Sit back, pop some corn, and join us from your home!

Thank you for your continued support and patience with this new initiative.

Need help getting the films on to your TV?  Check out our screening guide here

The Virtual Screening Room is sponsored by George Wolfe.

Schedule

May 28

Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth is the true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence in the face of life threatening ecological disaster and a growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. The bizarre story is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers can potentially reimagine anew world.

$3.99 ticket gives you access to the film for 3 days.  Need help streaming this film on your TV, check out our stream guide.

May 28

ANBESSA

Ten-year-old Asalif and his mother have been displaced from their Ethiopian farmland by the construction of a condominium. Now living on the divide between a new and ancient world, they are reminded that their country’s big dream of “progress” is not for them. Land developers come knocking and Asalif feels his mother’s fear of further displacement. On the other side, ferocious hyenas lurk in a dark forest and local farmers speak their lore. To fight back against all that threatens his family, Asalif transforms into a lion (anbessa in Amharic). His newfound power takes him to places he never imagined inside and out of the condo until finally, Asalif must shed the lion persona and find the strength that resides in him as a boy, in order to deal with the tides of change and violence that are usurping his family, his country, and his own identity.

A stunning observational work, Italian American director Mo Scarpelli’s debut feature ANBESSA vibrantly mirrors its subject’s imagination with a creative approach to non-fiction filmmaking. The film is an urgent and caring portrait of those cast aside by the processes of modernization.

$3.99 ticket gives you access to the film for 3 days.  Need help streaming this film on your TV, check out our stream guide.

May 28

The Wolf House

Maria, a young woman finds refuge in a house in the south of Chile after escaping from a sect of German religious fanatics. She is welcomed into the home by two pigs, the only inhabitants of the place. Like in a dream, the universe of the house reacts to Maria’s feelings. The animals transform slowly into humans and the house becomes a nightmarish world. Inspired on the actual case of Colonia Dignidad, “The Wolf House” masquerades as an animated fairy tale produced by the leader of the sect in order to indoctrinate its followers.

$12 ticket gives you access to the film for 3 days.  Need help streaming this film on your TV, check out our stream guide.

AUDIOVISUAL TREATMENT

The feature film The Wolf House was shot frame by frame using digital photography. The film is a single sequence shot. All of the aesthetic elements in “La Casa Lobo” are in a permanent state of change. Like in dreams, where one person can assimilate the attributes of another, the story and characters of the film take on different materialities. All of the changes in the house, characters and objects emphasize the permanent under-construction reality of the film.

The characters are represented in two ways: first as animated puppets made out of paper, cardboard, masking tape and paint; and second as animated drawings on the walls of the house. The animation not only includes the movement of the characters, but also how they appear, vanish and transform from one state to another.

The house moves and transforms constantly. These changes can be interpreted as earthquakes, as dreams or as manifestations of the house's will. We see how the house is destroyed, reshaped and reconstructed. These alterations are performed through wall drawings and paintings, the creation of real cracks and holes, and the movement, destruction and mutation of the furniture.

The audio landscape is composed of the voices of the characters, ambient sound, foley and vocal music design. These elements meld into one sound structure designed to confuse the borders between the different elements. The film attempts to evoke Walt Disney's children's cinema and horror films.

May 28

Papicha

Algeria, 1990s. Nedjma (Lyna Khoudri starring in Wes Anderson’s upcoming ‘The French Dispatch’), an 18 year-old student passionate about fashion design refuses to let the tragic events of the Algerian Civil War to keep her from experiencing a normal life and going out at night with her friend Wassila. As the social climate becomes more conservative, she rejects the new bans set by the radicals and decides to fight for her freedom and independence by putting on a fashion show.

$10 ticket gives you access to the film for 3 days.  Need help streaming this film on your TV, check out our stream guide.

May 29

CRSHD

End-of-the-year celebrations are underway at a small liberal arts college in Ohio. The night’s main event? A CRUSH PARTY. The rules? Submit your crush and they get an invite. Or if you’re “crushed,” you also get an invite. Self-conscious freshman IZZY ALDEN is still a virgin and the crush party is her last chance to do something about it before summer. ANUKA and FIONA, Izzy’s best friends, help Izzy on her mission to “bone” as they pursue romantic interests of their own. In millennial fashion, social media plays mediator as the girls chase their crushes in real life and online.

$10 ticket gives you access to the film for 3 days.  Need help streaming this film on your TV, check out our stream guide.

May 29

Sunrise/Sunset

After failing his university entrance exams for the third year in a row, Min Suk, a directionless twenty-something Korean man, travels to New York to visit his long-distance girlfriend Yeon Jae. Over the course of a rollercoaster week, he experiences both the thrill of losing himself in a new city and the bitter realization that his relationship is gradually imploding. A romantic, outsider’s view of New York shot in elegiac black and white, Sunrise/Sunset perfectly captures the wonder and disorientation that comes with being a stranger adrift in a strange land.

$12 ticket gives you access to the film for 3 days.  Need help streaming this film on your TV, check out our stream guide.

May 29

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Based on the international bestseller by rock-star economist Thomas Piketty (which sold over three million copies worldwide and landed Piketty on Time's list of most influential people), this captivating documentary is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power, a film that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, and shines a new light on today’s growing inequalities. Traveling through time, the film assembles accessible pop-culture references coupled with interviews of some of the world’s most influential experts delivering an insightful and empowering journey through the past and into our future.

$12 ticket gives you access to the film for 3 days.  Need help streaming this film on your TV, check out our stream guide.

May 29

THE INFILTRATORS

THE INFILTRATORS is a docu-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants who are detained by Border Patrol and thrown into a shadowy for-profit detention center—on purpose. Marco and Viri are members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a group of radical DREAMers who are on a mission to stop unjust deportations. And the best place to stop deportations, they believe, is in detention. However, when Marco and Viri attempt a daring reverse ‘prison break,’ things don’t go according to plan. By weaving together documentary footage of the real infiltrators with re-enactments of the events inside the detention center, THE INFILTRATORS tells an incredible and thrilling true story in a genre-defying new cinematic language.

$12 ticket gives you access to the film for 3 days.  Need help streaming this film on your TV, check out our stream guide.

May 29

Clementine

Reeling from a one-sided breakup, anguished Karen (Otmara Marrero) flees Los Angeles for her ex’s idyllic lake house in the Pacific Northwest. There, she becomes entangled with a mysterious, alluring younger woman (Sydney Sweeney), whom she cannot seem to resist. Equal parts psychological thriller and sexual coming-of-age story, CLEMENTINE is a tense rumination on who to love and how to let go.

$12 ticket gives you access to the film for 3 days.  Need help streaming this film on your TV, check out our stream guide.

May 29

Our Mothers (Nuestras Madres)

Guatemala, 2018. The whole country is immersed in the trial of the soldiers who sparked the civil war. Victim statements come one after another. Ernesto is a young anthropologist working for the Forensic Foundation; his job is to identify the missing. One day, while hearing the account of an old woman, he thinks he has found a lead that might guide him to his father, a guerrillero who went missing during the war. Against his mother’s wishes, he flings himself body and soul into the case, looking for truth and resilience.

$12 ticket gives you access to the film for 3 days.  Need help streaming this film on your TV, check out our stream guide.

May 29

José

José (magnetic newcomer Enrique Salanic) lives with his mother (Ana Cecilia Mota) in Guatemala City, where they survive on her selling sandwiches at bus stops and with him working at a local restaurant. It is a poor and sometimes dangerous country where, dominated by conservative Catholic and Evangelical Christian religion, living one's life as an openly gay man is hard for José to imagine. His mother has never had a husband, and as her youngest and favorite child, though at the edge of manhood at 19-years old, she is determined to hold on to him. Reserved and private, José fills his free moments playing with his phone and random sex with other men arranged on street corners and dating apps. When he meets attractive and gentle Luis (Manolo Herrera), a migrant from the rural Caribbean coast, they pursue an unexpected relationship with more emotion than José has ever felt. He is thrust into new passion and pain, and self-reflection, that push him to rethink his life even as he is reluctant to take a leap of faith.

$12 ticket gives you access to the film for 3 days.  Need help streaming this film on your TV, check out our stream guide.

May 29

Alice

Alice (Emilie Piponnier) is the perfect wife and mother, living happily with her husband Francois and their son in an apartment in Paris. When her credit cards are declined one day while shopping, Alice discovers that Francois has been living a secret life, spending all of their money at a high-end escort service and leaving them completely bankrupt. Even worse is that Francois has suddenly abandoned them, leaving Alice and their son to fend for themselves. When she learns that the bank will foreclose on their home in just a few weeks, she becomes desperate and visits the same escort service that Francois was addicted to in the hopes of finding a way to quickly make some cash and save the apartment. At first reluctant in her new profession, Alice soon begins to thrive with the help of another escort who befriends her, giving Alice both financial independence and a sense of empowerment that she has never felt before. But when Francois shows up again at their doorstep, Alice is forced to reconcile between the life she had shared with him and the new one she has built for herself.

$12 ticket gives you access to the film for 3 days.  Need help streaming this film on your TV, check out our stream guide.

May 29

Fourteen

Mara and Jo, in their twenties, have been close friends since middle school. Jo, the more outgoing figure, is a social worker who runs through a series of brief but intense relationships. Mara, a less splashy personality than Jo, bounces among teacher aide jobs while trying to land a position in elementary education, and writes fiction in her spare time. She too has a transient romantic life, though she seems to settle down after meeting Adam, a mild-mannered software developer. It soon becomes apparent that Jo, despite her intellectual gifts, is unreliable in her professional life, losing and acquiring jobs at a troubling rate. Substance abuse may be responsible for Jo’s instability… but some observers suspect a deeper problem. Over the course of a decade, the more stable Mara sometimes tries to help, sometimes backs away to preserve herself, but never leaves behind her powerful childhood connection with Jo.

$12 ticket gives you access to the film for 3 days.  Need help streaming this film on your TV, check out our stream guide.

May 29

Lucky Grandma

Set in New York’s Chinatown, Chin portrays an ornery, newly-widowed 80-year-old eager to live life as an independent woman, despite her family’s concerns. When a local fortune teller (Wai Ching Ho) predicts a most auspicious day in her future, she decides to head to the casino, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck by suddenly attracting the attention of local gangsters. She then employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang, played by Corey Ha. “’Lucky Grandma’ is a dynamic comedy with a stand-out performance by Tsai Chin. A new song by Akwafina is also featured.

“Lucky Grandma” held its world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival as the second recipient of the AT&T Presents: Untold Stories $1 million grant initiative and went on to an international premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.

$12 ticket gives you access to the film for 3 days.  Need help streaming this film on your TV, check out our stream guide.

May 29

FEAST of the EPIPHANY

From the Academy Award–winning producer of American Factory, Feast of the Epiphany is a singular cinematic experience about the mysterious magic of human collaboration. On a weekend day like any other, the simple meal a young woman prepares for friends takes on unexpected significance. Revelry turns to meditations on mortality, and the tiniest, hard-won gesture of goodness comes from an unexpected party. Night turns to day, and the film takes viewers somewhere else entirely. Connecting interior portraits and exterior landscapes, grief and renewal, the city and the countryside, the imaginary and the actual, Feast of the Epiphany is a reminder that the fictions we create for ourselves are often made visible by invisible realities.

$7 ticket gives you access to the film for 3 days.  Need help streaming this film on your TV, check out our stream guide.

May 29

Queen of Diamonds

Queen of Diamonds follows the alienated life of Firdaus (Tinka Menkes), a Blackjack dealer in a Las Vegas landscape juxtaposed between glittering casino lights and the deteriorating desert oasis. Negotiating a missing husband and neighboring domestic violence, Firdaus’ world unfolds as a fragmented but hypnotic interplay between repetition and oppressed anger. Shot with a beautiful compositional rigor echoing Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, Queen of Diamonds is a remarkable and demanding masterpiece of American independent filmmaking. Heralded as one of the most challenging and subversive filmmakers working today, the re-release of Queen of Diamonds marks the start of a new critical recognition for Nina Menkes’ groundbreaking body of feminist work.

$12 ticket gives you access to the film for 3 days.  Need help streaming this film on your TV, check out our stream guide.

“Queen of Diamonds is my painting of the U.S.: an over-enlarged, profit motivated core surrounded by mute and arid alienation. The protagonist, Firdaus, is both deeply estranged and psychically powerful. Her loner position is the backside of centuries of Western Heroes: she stands in the center as watcher and victim of a system which is starting to crack.” - Nina Menkes

May 29

THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF

Desperate for answers about the theft of her two paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and an inextricable bond that will forever link these lonely souls.

$3.99 ticket gives you access to the film for 3 days.  Need help streaming this film on your TV, check out our stream guide.

MOVIE NIGHT!!! Online Screening + Exclusive Filmmaker Interview

The Painter And The Thief
Plus Exclusive Interview with Director Benjamin Ree, Barbora (Painter) & Karl-Bertil (Thief)
moderated by Alissa Wilkinson, Film Critic and Culture Reporter VOX
Winner of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Creative Storytelling

Friday, May 22nd
8pm ET / 5pm PT
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When buying your ticket, you can choose Carlisle to receive 50% proceeds of your purchase, as well as make a donation!

May 29

The Juniper Tree

Set in medieval Iceland, The Juniper Tree follows Margit (Björk in a riveting performance) and her older sister Katla (Bryndis Petra Bragadottir) as they flee for safety after their mother is burned to death for witchcraft. Finding shelter and protection with Johan (Valdimar Orn Flygenring.), and his resentful young son, Jonas (Geirlaug Sunna Thormar), the sisters help form an impromptu family unit that’s soon strained by Katla’s burgeoning sorcery. Photographed entirely on location in the stunning landscapes of Iceland in spectacular black-and-white by Randy Sellars, The Juniper Tree is a deeply atmospheric film, evocative of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Day of Wrath and Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring, and filled with indelible waking dream sequences (courtesy of legendary experimental filmmaker Pat O’Neill). A potent allegory for misogyny and its attendant tragedies, is a major rediscovery for art house audiences.

An unsung talent in her lifetime, director, professor and Fulbright scholar Nietzchka Keene’s stark, stunning debut feature The Juniper Tree is loosely based on a Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the same name, and stars Björk in her first feature film performance. The film premiered to glowing reviews at the Sundance Film Festival in 1991 and led Keene to further direct Heroine of Hell (1996) starring Catherine Keener and Barefoot to Jerusalem (2008), the latter completed after her tragically early death in 2004.

$12 ticket gives you access to the film for 3 days.  Need help streaming this film on your TV, check out our stream guide.

Arbelos’ release of The Juniper Tree has been fully preserved in 35mm and remastered to 4K digital video by the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research and the Film Foundation, with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation.

May 29

Cat Video Fest

CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in the area.

$5 suggested ticket gives you access to the film.  Need help streaming this film on your TV, check out our stream guide.